Back to Top
PolkaDotBride - Australia's number 1 Bridal Blog, Wedding Directory and Advice for Brides
Log In Register

Culture Bridal Couture

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride



I have a very special treat today! Lisa from Culture Bridal Couture recently shot her gorgeous new couture designs and sent the photos for us to share with you! Her latest gowns were shot with a beautiful vintage feel to show off their vintage style  and Lisa shared her thoughts behind her designs.

Lisa says “To get the “mood” of the latest Vintage-inspired designs, I planned 2 photo shoots, using the same new gowns and the same team of talented photographers, hair & make-up stylists, etc, but using 2 different models, so we could choose which looks suited which model and location the best.

We did one bridal shoot at Boronia House (a beautiful “vintage themed” reception venue), with our gorgeous blonde model Natalie, and then a studio shoot in the photographers’ Erskineville studio, with a brunette model Katherine. Both shoots featured the same group of vintage-inspired gowns, with the Boronia House shoot being more Vintage 1930’s inspired, and the studio shoot being all about 1950’s Vintage Glamour!”

Lisa’s dream team included Make-up by Simone Cozens, Hair Styling by Peta Pelligrini, Accessories by a mix of fabulous suppliers, including jewellery by Tessarella House, Stephanie Browne and bespoke pieces supplied by Culture Bridal Couture, shoes by Deseo, Photography by Dario Gardiman and Videography by Alex Zar at Radiant Bride.





Photography by Dario Gardiman for Culture Bridal.

Alex Zar at Radiant Bride filmed the two shoots for a “behind the scenes” special video.

Sign Up To The Polka Dot Circle

Vendor Of The Week – Blooming Brides

by | Blog News, Bride


Monday morning? It’s time for this week’s Vendor Of The Week! Each week we pick a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory and give you a little insight into their great businesses!



This week’s Vendor Of The Week is Rita from Victorian florist Blooming Brides! Rita is a second generation florist who not only grew up with flowers but holds over 25 years experience in working with them herself! Rita calls Blooming Brides the “wedding florist for lovers of flowers”. Not only does Rita use unique flowers in fresh and beautiful ways, she also supports local growers in Victoria’s flower growing region of Monbulk- meaning her work is great for the environment and the community as well!

To get to know Rita and Blooming Brides a little better, we quizzed her five questions!

What is your favourite after five drink?
Just about anything that will get me through to six.

Your favourite weekend getaway?
Hanging out at the Dromana boatshed in summer with my boys, an esky, pizza and gelati.

Favourite restaurant?
Thai Food to Go in Chapel Street Windsor. I lived in Prahran for 20 years and ate many, many meals from there. Consistent, delicious, homely Thai food. I miss it so much living in the Dandenongs.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
A bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup from Springvale market. I think I’ve finally found the best Pho in Melbourne and my two year old son is learning the fine breakfast art of soaking up as much dipping sauce on his spring rolls as possible, without bits of chilli. It keeps him amused while we navigate the noodles.

Your favourite wedding story?
Any story that ends with “and they lived happily ever after, thanks to a whole lot of patience, kindness, tolerance and flowers from Blooming Brides”.

Blooming Brides is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory. You can check out the Blooming Brides website here. You see more of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory members by visiting our directory! You can also visit our Vendor of The Week at any time by clicking our “Vendor Of The Week” button in the right sidebar!

Snapshot Sunday – Put On Your Pretty Skirt

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays



You have to laugh when a skirt is so full it stands up by itself- like these flower girl dresses from Terry & Melissa’s wedding (see more here)

Photo by Angelica Peady Photography.

Abi and Rob

by | Bride, Engagements


Sydney photographer George Fetting of Chiaroscuro Photography sent in this sweet shoot of Rob and Abigail. The photos were taken at Sydney’s Coogee Beach and Hyde Park and have a beautiful dreamy feel to them!














Photos by Chiaroscuro Photography

Back to Top